Installing Cooker is very simple. It just put the downloaded self-extracting archive in a suitable directory and execute it.
If you execute the archive file, a directory with the same name as the archive file will be created. The required subdirectories and files are unpacked in that directory.
The Cooker installation completes with this.
Distribution archive file
The Cooker is distributed as a 7z format self-extracting archive. And, it has the following features in the file name.
Filename of the distribution archive
#1 is the version and #2 is the target. Therefore, the name in the figure above indicates Cooker version 126.96.36.199 x86 32-bit edition.
As explained above, running cooker_3_0_0_0_x86.exe will create a cooker_3_0_0_0_x86 directory.
List of the files that will be unpacked.
The following figure is a list of files that will be unpacked by executing the distribution archive file.
List of files
The above is a list of cooker_3_0_0_0_x86 directories that will be created by running cooker_3_0_0_0_x86.exe. Describes the important files.
#1 : Cooker.exe
It is an executable file which is the body of Cooker.
#2 : message text file.
This is a text file that are messages for the user interface.
For example, Japanese messages have been gathered in message.jp.txt. If you change the name of this file to message.txt, the messages of the Cooker will be in Japanese.
The message.en.txt is an excerpt of the default messages.
#3 : class dll files
There are class dll files in the dlls directory. These files are dynamically embedded when the Cooker starts up. You can freely expand and change the functions of the Cooker by exchanging these files.
#4 : WebView2
Files and directories related to WebView2 which is a rendering engine.
#5 : SQLite
Database related files.
#6 : Rice
Rice related files.
#7 : system.cook
This is a script file which is executed when Cooker is started.
No special processing is required for uninstalling the Cooker. Uninstallation is over if you delete the files.